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Karen Harris

Karen Harris

Writer

Karen left the world of academic, quitting her job as a college professor to write full-time. She spends her days with her firefighter husband and four daughters on a hobby farm with an assortment of animals, including a goat named Atticus, a turkey named Gravy, and a chicken named Chickaletta.

“Happy Birthday To You”: The Celebratory Song With the ...

February 21, 2019

Source: (chicagoparent.com) Finally, in 2015, more than 90 years...

Thank the St. Louis World’s Fair For Some of Your Favor...

February 20, 2019

Saint Louis World's Fair St. Louis 1904. Visitors in front of the Go...

Lorne Greene and the Fate of a Horse

February 19, 2019

Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright on Buck in a scene from TV’s “Bonanza” Source: (Photo by: Fre...

Presidential Hobbies: How Some U.S. Presidents Used The...

February 18, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton plays a saxophone while...

The Myth of the Elephant Graveyard

February 15, 2019

A Sumatran elephant on February 14, 2019. (Photo by CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP/Getty Images) L...

History’s Most Memorable Kisses

February 14, 2019

Cary Elwes and Robin Wright share a passionate kiss as Wesley and Princess Buttercup in "The Pr...

The True Story of the Essex, the Inspiration for "Moby ...

February 13, 2019

Gregory Peck in a scene from the 1956 movie “Moby Dick'' Source: (Phot...

Thor Heyerdahl and the Voyage of the Kon-Tiki

February 12, 2019

Thor Heyerdahl aboard the Kon-Tiki (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty ...

Edwin Land’s Daughter Wanted a Selfie, So He Invented P...

February 11, 2019

Portrait of American scientist, inventor, and businessman Edwin Land...

Hudson Bay Point Blankets: Important Trade Good or Gift...

February 8, 2019

Source: (bethleintz.typedad.com) We might not think that a common, h...

Faith Over Baseball: Where Sandy Koufax Wasn’t On Yom K...

February 7, 2019

Dodgers' pitcher Sandy Koufax holds up four balls with zeros on them...

The Hobbit: How A Bored Professor Created A Fantasy Cla...

February 6, 2019

British writer John Ronald Reul Tolkien (1892-1973), sitting in his st...

What is Gungywamp?

February 5, 2019

An ancient stone chamber in Connecticut. Source: (keywordsuggests.funstitch.ru) Near North Groton, Connectic...

Tigger Invented the Artificial Heart???

February 4, 2019

Paul Winchell, the voice of the beloved character, Tigger, also invented the artificial h...

Mikhail Baryshnikov Choreographed The Perfect Defection...

February 2, 2019

Mikhail Baryshnikov in Mid Air, 1978. Source: (gettyimages.com) The ...

Ups And Downs: The History Of Roller Coasters

February 1, 2019

New Roller Coaster riders at Elitch Gardens. Source: (Craig F. Walker/The Denver Po...

Teddy Roosevelt Bull Moosed His Way Through An Assassin...

January 31, 2019

Theodore Roosevelt was waving his hat to the crowd just like this when...

Babe Didrikson, The Greatest Female Athlete

January 30, 2019

Mildred 'Babe' Didrikson, the javelin gold medalist in the 1932 Olympics. Source: (ge...

The Lindbergh Baby: The Kidnapping, the Investigation, ...

January 29, 2019

Portrait of the American pilot Charles LINDBERGH, the first to succeed...

Those Dreaded Corsets

January 28, 2019

Photograph of an American woman wearing a corset, 1899. (Photo by GraphicaArtis/Getty Images) For several...

Nursery Rhymes Are Not What They Seem: The Story Behind...

January 25, 2019

Little Jack Horner Victorian Illustration. Source: (gettyimages.com) ...

The Mythical Land of Thule, Birthplace of the Nazis?

January 24, 2019

Gabriel de Valseca's 'Portolan Map' 1439, depicts the imaginary islands of T...

Saving Seeds Above the Arctic Circle: The Svalbard Glob...

January 23, 2019

Plastic boxes in shelves that contain four hundred aluminum bags with ...

Convicted by Fingerprint: A 1910 Murder Trial Makes His...

January 22, 2019

A policeman takes a fingerprint at an Interpol facility in Lima on Aug...

Zoot Suits: The History and Controversy of the Flashy M...

January 21, 2019

Blue Rondo a la Turk, Aug 1981. Source: (Photo by: Graham Smith/PYMCA/...

Orchidelirium: The Obsession with Orchids

January 18, 2019

Orchids outside Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Source: (Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Ge...

The President And The Mole People

January 17, 2019

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) American diplomat and Sixth President of the United States of Ame...

The Madden Curse: Where Gaming, Football, and Superstit...

January 16, 2019

Gaming fans sample EA Sports Madden NFL 13 game on the second day of t...

Judge Proctor’s Windmill Versus An Alien UFO: The 1897 ...

January 15, 2019

A windmill at dawn. Source: (Sharpshooters/VWPics/UIG via Getty Imag...

Operation Acoustic Kitty: Not the CIA’s Most Purrfect P...

January 14, 2019

This isn’t exactly what the CIA had in mind when it launched Operati...